Business Tax Practicum

This course offers an innovative lens to critically explore issues of business taxation by examining entities and transactions in the social enterprise sector.

Social enterprises blur the traditional distinctions between for-profit and nonprofit entities by blending social mission and market-based, business strategies. The tax treatment of these hybrid entities is complex and an increasingly contested area of law. Students in the course apply their knowledge of business taxation and test their assumptions on taxing social enterprises by advising clients of the Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic on tax-related issues.

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Course Instructors

Manoj Viswanathan

Harry and Lillian Hastings Research Chair, Professor of Law, and Co-Director, UC Hastings Center on Tax Law
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Alina Ball

Professor of Law, Director of the Center on Racial and Economic Justice
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